Robert Frankel


As a self taught artist, I have spent over 20 years exploring painting and wood sculpting. My work is abstract, featuring bright colors and unusual shapes and textures. Jean Dubuffet, Roberto Marx, and Simeon Braguin have all influenced my style.

I LIKE TO NOTICE THINGS: patterns of cracks on the street, colors of sprinkles scattered across the white icing on a doughnut, the texture of peeling bark. I try to use my brush to capture the tension between patterns, colors, and textures. If I am successful, those who view my work will feel the same joy I feel when creating it.

Artist Statement:

My artwork is  intuitive and non-conceptual. I like to create energy and motion on the canvas by contrasting bright colors and unusual shapes and patterns. Many of my paintings have a dreamy surreal feel to them.  My goal is to make the world a happier place, one painting at a time.